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"John" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Andrew McCall" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Hi Folks,
>> I have recently bought a few Japanese consoles, and their output is
>> My main TV allows me to play the Japanese games, but in back and white
>> as its a PAL TV and isn't fully compatible with NTSC signals - because
>> of this I have decided to get a dedicated TV for playing games on.
>> I thought that most new TV's, even PAL ones, would allow NTSC playback
>> with no issues, but after trying my consoles on a number of friends
>> TV's I haven't found one that will work in colour yet!
>> Can anyone recommend a decent 14" or 21" TV thats available in the UK.
>> I am on a tight budget, so the cheaper the better
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Andrew McCall
> This is interesting. I bought a sony TV 7 years ago in australia (where
> PAL is standard) and it was multi-format out of the box. Maybe this is
> just something they do for the asian market. I would find it odd to buy a
> medium-cost TV in australia these days that didn't do that.
I just had a look at the australian sony website. a $AU700 TV is specced for
PAL, SECAM and two versions of NTSC. The cheaper models don't say if they
are multiformat or not, but I guess not. What I find odd is why the cheaper
ones wouldn't be, as I would imagine the smarts to decode the TV signals is
all on a chip, and costs basically nothing per TV.
Still, the multiformat TV's aren't much more expensive than the single